Author: Lareissa Stumm

The Faithful Families team recognizes that the past several weeks have been a time of heightened anxiety and stress for so many, especially for our Black, Indigenous and People of Color friends and neighbors. The closely watched trial of Derek Chauvin and the subsequent verdict has, understandably, brought about complex feelings of relief, anger, pain… Read more »

March 11, 2020 was the day the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.  It’s been a long year.  The Faithful Families community has come together for a virtual summit, a virtual walking challenge, and even virtual classes.  You have come together for your health and the health of the community during these trying times. … Read more »

Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season The holiday season is such a wonderful time of year!!  Fun family gatherings, cuddling up to your favorite book by the fire, breathing in all the child-like excitement in the air, shopping around for the perfect gift, watching each individual snowflake fall outside your window, looking through old family-favorite holiday recipes…  It… Read more »

It is so great reading about everyone’s experiences with the Virtual Walking Challenge!  We had amazing individuals and teams participate and feel inspired as we read through individual experiences.  This week we’d love to highlight St. Elmo Baptist Church. Ms. Cherry was the team leader of the St. Elmo Baptist Church walkers and had members… Read more »

2020 marked the first year of the #WalkwithFF2020 Virtual Walking Challenge, which ran for four weeks from Monday, June 8 – Sunday, July 5, 2020.  The challenge was a way for people to stay connected and be physically active while staying socially distanced.  Participants reported that the challenge helped them to walk more and to… Read more »

This week we’d like to highlight Greystone Baptist Church and their inspiring success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! The Greystone Walkers come to us from Raleigh, North Carolina and were determined to not let the summer heat get the better of them.  They were resolute in their goal to complete this challenge and they pulled… Read more »

Shoutout to Kennethra Price for her amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! Kennethra joined us from Rocky Mount, NC as an individual participant, and although she competed as an individual, her faith helped keep her going!  Reminiscing about her experience, Kennethra explained, “I connected this challenge to my faith of never giving up. With… Read more »

This week we’re excited to highlight His Perfect Love Ministries for their amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! These wonderful ladies are from Wingate, NC. and participated in the Walking Challenge as the House of Pearls team!  The women would start their day with their daily walk on a long driveway.  The Virtual Walking… Read more »

“When the viruses come, as they do from time to time, we rediscover the relevance of old ideas, such as public health and communities of compassion. The coming months will bring seasons of alarm and inappropriate comfort, as we think we’ve got it under control and then alarm again. We will live because of our… Read more »

We love learning more about each effort made to eat healthier foods, increase physical activity, and reduce chronic disease.  We’re so proud of all our faith communities and the work that they’re doing! Today, we’re focusing on the amazing progress being made in Robeson County. According to the 2015 State of County Health Report, 4… Read more »